After Historic Houston Rodeo Show, Los Tigres del Norte Will Take on London for the First Time

Los Tigres del Norte made history in Texas earlier in March after breaking its own stadium attendance record at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. 

As part of their Siempre Contigo tour, the renowned norteño band made a pit stop at the rodeo’s Go Tejano Day, where they drew an audience of 75,595 at the sold-out NRG Stadium. Los Tigres broke its own 2019 record by topping it with nine more attendees this year.  

“This is the fifth time that we come here to Houston, it’s very exciting,” accordion player and vocalist Jorge Hernández tells Billboard. “[Fans] encourage me to do something more. Next time we come here, we have a better show for them. It’s our responsibility.”

“Our songs have a lot of meaning for the Hispanic people who live in the United States or the ones who come from another country to the U.S.,” bass guitarist Hernán Hernández elaborates. “Singing for them is like giving them something related to where they come from, how hard it’s for them to live here. A lot of people are undocumented and our songs carry those messages, and I think that’s something very special for us.” 

At the Houston Rodeo, the group known as The Voice of the People performed a one-hour set of its biggest corridos, norteño and cumbia songs. 

“When we come to these types of shows, we know there’s going to be a lot of families. I even think about my own kids,” Hernán expresses. “It’s a way for the new generation to know who Los Tigres del Norte are because I know their families know about Los Tigres. It’s a very nice feeling.” 

Up next, Los Tigres del Norte will visit London for the first time, which Hernán describes as “something new for us and I’m a little nervous but at the same time, I have good vibes.” 

The group also shares it has been hitting the recording studio to release new music very soon.

Watch the full interview with Los Tigres del Norte above.

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